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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and traditions have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic tradition can give long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a distinct event celebrating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a wonderful means to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to place the promises of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are stated, then in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally approved into the groom's family with this event. Usually the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is now linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of hearth and also home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's family members that they too now have a brand-new relationship and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can provide comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...

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